Great blog explaining why dairy farmers separate a calf from its mother. I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Today we had to make a phone call to our veterinarian. One of our cows that recently had a baby isn’t eating well, looks a little off and we suspect she has a displaced abomasum or a DA. A displaced abomasum is basically a twisted stomach. Cows have four stomach compartments, one of them being […]
It is so warm out, this girl can hardly contain herself! A high of 34 degrees today. Everyone at the farm is loving it.
It is true, we use rbST on our dairy farm. Maybe you have heard good things about this tool, maybe you have heard bad things or maybe you know nothing at all. One thing is for sure, the media gives this stuff a bad name. Even the labels on your milk jug can be confusing! […]
As you may have heard, the Midwest got hit with a cold spell today. The current temperature is -46 with the wind chill. The extreme temperature makes farming a bit of a struggle. So far we have had to unthaw five waterers, many buckets and all my fingers. My father-in-law is still trying to get the […]
Have you ever seen a cross-eyed cow? Now you have. The picture doesn’t do it justice; wish you could see this girl in person.
It is that time of year again…resolution time! A friend of mine told me her New Year Resolution was to hold more conversations with people and not as many with her cows. I had to laugh, but it is something I could benefit from too. Too often do I find myself procrastinating when it comes […]
Let’s face it, baby calves are adorable. Who wouldn’t want the job of feeding these babes every day? I’m here to tell you the job is tougher than it looks. My first job as a kid was feeding calves with my grandma and it wasn’t always easy. Feeding and caring for baby calves takes time […]
Merry Christmas from everyone at the farm! Hope you have a safe and happy holiday! New posts coming soon; just have to get through the holidays….and ALL this snow!
It’s funny how quickly plans can change, especially when you farm. All week, my husband and I were planning to run some errands and go out for dinner after chores today. We don’t live close to a Target or any type of restaurant, so running errands is a pretty big event around here. However, our […]